To a bomber pilot

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Title

To a bomber pilot

Description

Poem dedicated to bomber pilot

Creator

Date

1941

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

One page printed document

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Contributor

Identifier

MLashbrookW[Ser#-DoB]-1509015-02

Transcription

TO A BOMBER PILOT
by Vernon Noble

Take down his coat,
Pack up his things -
The scribbled note,
The tunic wings;
The books, cricket pads and bat,
And his beloved mis-shapen hat.

Auction his car,
Attend to his debts,
And then there are
His several pets -
The tortoise, collie dog and bird
Whose cheerful chirp is now unheard.

No more kissing
And popsies thrilled:
He's reported “Missing,
Believed killed.”
He had no ribbons, won no fame:
We'll toast his memory just the same.

[Illustrations]

Linton-on-Ouse 1941

Collection

Citation

V Noble, “To a bomber pilot,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31600.

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